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Re: Round Robin DNS

  • From: Christopher A. Woodfield
  • Date: Thu Feb 07 15:04:32 2002

One solution I've seen implemented is to put one nameserver in each data center, 
and that nameserver only responds to queries with IPs that are in that location, 
and sets a short TTL. So, if that center loses connectivity, no new DNS queries are 
being answered with IPs in the affected location. The only "lag time" is the DNS 
TTL.

-C

On Wed, Feb 06, 2002 at 09:04:19PM -0800, Doug Barton wrote:
> 
> Ken Yeo wrote:
> > 
> > I would like to get your comments on pros and cons on using round robin DNS
> > to load balance web servers that are located in geographical disperse
> > locations?
> 
> 	DNS isn't really designed to handle these kinds of problems, although
> DNS plus other technologies can. Akamai is really good at this sort of
> thing, you'll probably be better off working with them, since in all
> likelihood it'll be cheaper to work with them than to try and roll your
> own.
> 
> Doug
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